HC Deb 17 June 1937 vol 325 c707

11.12 p.m.

Mr. Denman

I beg to move, in page 73, line 24. to leave out "half-past."

This Clause provides that the hours of young persons may extend to half-past one on Saturdays, whereas under the previous Clause work on Saturday stops at one o'clock. The extra half-hour means a great deal to many people, more especially in winter, when the afternoons are short. Unless there is some special reason for adding the half-hour, I am sure the House would prefer that it should be one o'clock.

Mr. Harvey

I beg to second the Amendment.

Sir S. Hoare

I am glad to be able to say once again that I can accept the Amendment.

Amendment agreed to.

Further Amendment made: In page 74, line 9, at the beginning, insert: Section seventy of this Act (which provides for the reduction of weekly hours of work of young persons under sixteen to forty-four hours)."—[Mr. Lloyd.]